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6 people shot while standing on a porch in Cleveland Monday morning, officials investigating

The victims told police that they initially believed the gunfire to be fireworks.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a story published on Jan. 4, 2021.

The Cleveland Division of Police is investigating a shooting that took place in the early hours of the morning Monday. 

According to officials, around 4:20 a.m., six individuals were shot while standing on a porch outside of a residence in the 4100 block of East 81st Street on the city's east side.

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An early investigation reveals that the victims were shot by someone who was standing in a field across the street, and the individuals initially believed the gunshots to be fireworks. 

A 25-year-old male sustained gunshot wounds to the left leg and hip, a 25-year-old woman was shot in the hand, a 19-year-old male and a 20-year-old male were each shot in the foot, and two 18-year-old men were grazed by bullets. 

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Officials tell 3News that there is no further information available at this time. 

The matter remains under investigation by police. 

This is a developing story. Check back with 3News for updates. 

Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a previously published, unrelated story.

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